Ireland Has More Olympic Officials With Seized Passports Than Medals in Rio

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 29:  ANOC Senior Vice President Patrick Hickey appears at the The XX ANOC General Assembly 2015 at the Hilton Hotel on October 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for ANOC)

Ireland Has More Olympic Officials With Seized Passports Than Medals in Rio

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Ireland Has More Olympic Officials With Seized Passports Than Medals in Rio

Pat Hickey, the now former Olympic Council of Ireland president, was arrested in Rio for alleged involvement in a multi-million-dollar ticketing scam.

The Irish Times is reporting three more unidentified OCI officials had their passports, phones, computers seized in connection with the investigation Sunday morning.

The number of Irish Olympic officials who cannot leave Brazil due to seized passports or being held in jail (four) is now greater than the country’s two Rio 2016 medals, both silver, obtained in rowing and sailing.

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